PRD installs more transmitters expanding Digital TV coverage

The Government Public Relations Department (PRD) is in the process of installing more signal transmitters across Thailand to expand the digital television coverage, improving news and information channel for the general public.

The Deputy Director-General of the PRD, Charoon Chaisorn, led officials to examine the Digital TV signal transmitter installed by Loxley Public Company Limited at Radio Thailand station in the southern coastal province of Phang Nga.

Mr. Charoon said the installation of transmitters complies with the PRD’s plan to help convert the television network in Thailand to be on the digital system, where the PRD connects 168 stations on its network.

He told officials working at the PRD that their TV network must have a good picture quality and deliver worthy content competitive to other stations.

On this matter, the PRD Region 5 Director Sudruethai Lerdkasem has said the transmitter in Phang Nga will relay the signal from NBT2HD for recipients in Phang Nga, allowing villagers to have a channel to follow news and information from the government in addition to PRD’s other channels such as radio and social media.

Meanwhile, observers from the Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand, Poonsak Worawattanakul and Teerapon Kanchanakat, said the PRD has a circumspect examination for procured items, while Loxley delivers the product and service according to the specifications.

They have commented the commitment of the PRD will help Thailand fully convert to the Digital TV format this year, faster than other countries in South East Asia where they expect to discontinue the analog system in 2020.